Posts Tagged“meditation”

Busy 123RF.Andrea de Martin

Our society has become one of speed. “Being busy” is our natural state and “productivity” our highest virtue. We are always racing from the one task to the next. Fortunately, however, more and more people are waking up to the effects of our excessive busyness. And there is definitely a need for more  stillness in…

Carla Castagno.123RF

Have you ever felt that you are being overwhelmed by a racing mind or that your head is full of thoughts all screaming for attention? Do you go over the same things again and again – your responsibilities and the many things you must still do; your fears and your concerns. Do you seek solutions…

meditate.123RF

Becoming still will be a rather frightening experience at first. You may find that you lack the ability and that you struggle. You may feel like a child learning to walk and you are going to stumble. I imagine being unable to be still is rather like losing or never having had the ability to…

Photo 6. Poi (2)

The first time I saw someone doing poi was at a backpackers’ lodge. A girl was swinging and twirling two burning round objects, making flowery designs while the sparks illuminated the night sky. It was magical. I was transfixed by the pure mastery and skill of it all. Earlier this year I decided I just…